Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Daily Digest April 14, 2009


The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.
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EDITORIAL PAGEs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM -
Who owns your garbage?
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=241893&sc=80

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD -
Double-edged piracy sword in Somali drama
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1116513.html

AMHERST DAILY NEWS -
It would be wise to heed realities
http://www.amherstdaily.com/index.cfm?sid=241606&sc=61

Judges must protect society, not criminals
http://www.amherstdaily.com/index.cfm?sid=241383&sc=61

SAINT JOHN TELEGRAPH-JOURNAL -
Straight talk on language
http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/opinion/article/634380

OTTAWA CITIZEN -
A Canadian abandoned
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Canadian+abandoned/1493440/story.html
 
Cavalry to the rescue
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Cavalry+rescue/1493441/story.html

KINGSTON WHIG STANDARD-
Green projects must make financial sense
http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1521924

TORONTO STAR -
Shape Haiti aid to provide jobs
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/617789

GLOBE & MAIL -
Piracy, force and the rule of the lawComment18
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090413.wePirates14/BNStory/specialComment/home

Murders in a moral vacuum
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090413.weAfghan14/BNStory/specialComment/home

NATIONAL POST -
A great time to kill equalization
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=1493069

HAMILTON SPECTATOR -
Outbreaks are a critical issue 
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/547997

K-W RECORD -
Piracy 
http://news.therecord.com/Opinions/article/520120

LONDON FREE PRESS -
Study results shouldn't short-change students
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Opinion/Editorials/2009/04/14/9104651-sun.html

WINDSOR STAR -
What we eat Leave legislation off the menu
http://www.windsorstar.com/opinion/editorials/What/1493623/story.html

SUDBURY STAR -
Ending two-for-one will create problems
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1522460

THUNDER BAY CHRONICLE JOURNAL -
To the sea in boats
http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories.php?id=178991

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
Pirates can be stopped
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/editorials/pirates-can-be-stopped-42948862.html

WINNIPEG SUN -
Back to the 'bad old days'
http://www.winnipegsun.com/comment/editorial/2009/04/14/9103936-sun.html

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX -
Snipers cannot put quick end to piracy woes
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/opinion/Snipers+cannot+quick+piracy+woes/1493856/story.html

CALGARY SUN -
Joint security effort welcome
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=7ae1b789-3726-4896-8f02-a297d8c25210

EDMONTON JOURNAL -
EI should not discriminate
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/opinion/editorials/should+discriminate/1494040/story.html

EDMONTON SUN -
A win for the good guys on high seas
http://www.edmontonsun.com/Comment/Commentary/2009/04/14/9104701-sun.html
 
LETHBRIDGE HERALD -
Short-term savings, long-term costs
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/content/view/48970/56/

VANCOUVER SUN -
It's in your interest to pay attention during this election
http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=9598ab66-37c5-4d66-aea1-7d50231bbd64

Counting calories
http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=d98df615-bf2c-432a-b5fa-070b7f09b571

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST -
Challenges await party leaders
http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=bd6cacce-4e10-405c-946f-87bf27328c0e

HAARETZ-
http://www.haaretz.com/


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS -          
Clock ticking on legal definition of 'Indian'
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090413.wstatus0414/BNStory/politics/home

Native communities focus attention on protecting water supplies
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2009/04/13/nw-waterday-aboriginal-0413.html


AF-PAK PROBLEM -
Is it time to give up in Afghanistan?
No hope for Afghanistan, slain activist's sister warns
The sister of a prominent women's rights activist shot dead by suspected Taliban militants in Afghanistan said she has given up hope for her tortured homeland and other Canadians should too. Women are still dying, but advocates say fight is worthwhile http://www.thestar.com/News/World/article/617977

Tribalism triumphs in Afghanistan
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090413.wcoafghan14/BNStory/specialComment/home

Afghan women want West to ease 'rape law' stance
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Afghan+women+want+West+ease+rape+stance/1493424/story.html

Afghan parliamentarians furious at anti-woman law
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090414.wafghan-ambassador14/BNStory/National
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In Recruiting Afghan Militias, U.S. Faces Test
The New York Times (04/14/2009)
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U.N. looks to settle Afghan project row
Reuters (04/14/2009)
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Official: 70,000 addicts in Helmand
Xinhua (04/14/2009)
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Pakistan seen getting close to $4 bln aid target
Reuters (04/13/2009)
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The best way to beat the Taliban
Telegraph, UK (04/13/2009)
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US vying to 'hand-pick' Afghan president
Press TV, Iran (04/13/2009)
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Allies Ponder How to Plan Elections in Afghanistan
The New York Times (04/13/2009)


CANADIAN FORCES -
Roadside bomb kills female soldier
http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2009/04/14/9106931.html

Relatives feared for fallen soldier
http://www.torontosun.com/news/2009/04/14/9112341.html

Death of Canadian soldier overshadows Afghan mission's handover ceremony
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090414/national/20090414_afghan_cda_soldier

MENTAL TOLL ON SOLDIERS SKYROCKETS
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/617978

Get troops out of Afghanistan, fallen soldier's family says
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/618259


CANUSA/USACAN -
Canadian economy can't rely on U.S. any more
http://www.canada.com/news/national/Canadian+economy+rely+more/1495447/story.html

Canada to appeal U.S. softwood ruling
http://www.canada.com/news/national/Canada+appeal+softwood+ruling/1495141/story.html

Khadr's lawyer back on case after spat with bosses
http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20090413/khadr_lawyer_090413/20090413?hub=Toronto

Ottawa continues to fear reprisals U.S. lumber
http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Finfo.branchez-vous.com%2FNationales%2F090414%2FN041464AU.html&sl=fr&tl=en&history_state0 =


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS -
BoC urged to take more aggressive action on economy
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090414/bank_economy_090414/20090414?hub=Canada

Russia looks to invest in Ontario tech
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1493063


FOREIGN AFFAIRS -
Will Israel Attack Iran?
http://pacificfreepress.com/news/1/4013-roane-carey-will-israel-attack-iran.html


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES -
B.C. politicians ready to kick off election campaign
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/04/14/bc-election-campaign-underway.html

B. C. Election 'Anybody's To Win'
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1494628

BC vote could decide carbon tax's future
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/090414/canada/canada_us_britishcolumbia

N.L. wants more federal SAR helicopters
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2009/04/14/sar-chopper-newfoundland.html

Ontario collects first equalization payment
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090413.wontario0414/BNStory/Front/home


FEDERAL POLITICS -
Do we now put an asterisk on that debate?
Elizabeth May says Stephen Harper brought crib notes to one of last year's debates.
http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/04/14/do-we-now-put-an-asterisk-on-that-debate/#more-49700

May's book calls Harper 'a cheater'
Green leader says PM had cheat sheet for debate, accuses Layton of sabotaging climate-change talks
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/617893

MP's bill aims to protect automotive aftermarket
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1494627

Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff visits Waterloo Region
http://www.570news.com/news/local/more.jsp?content=20090414_155850_9620

Tax hike likely unavoidable, Liberal leader says
http://news.therecord.com/News/BreakingNews/article/520203


PROGRAMMES -
Online passport application being phased out
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2009/04/13/ot-passport-0413.html

Ottawa announces details of $170 million in aid for forestry sector
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090414/national/forestry_aid

PM pledges cash for inland port
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/inland-port-may-get-boost-during-pms-visit-42948867.html

Fed mining watchdog called 'toothless'
http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2009/04/14/9105366-sun.html


PRESSURE POINTS -
World will not meet 2C warming target, climate change experts agree
Guardian poll reveals almost nine out of 10 climate experts do not believe current political efforts will keep warming below 2C http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/apr/14/global-warming-target-2c

Canadian fights to die with husband
Assisted Suicide; Swiss group seeks right to grant wish of healthy people
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1493025

An Inconvenient Film
The only thing wrong with a new film on global warming hysteria, Not Evil Just Wrong, is that its title may be too generous to the alarmists responsible http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fpcomment/archive/2009/04/10/peter-foster-an-inconvenient-film.aspx


OPINION AND INFORMATION -
Time to rethink American dream
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Columnists/Jacobs_Mindelle/2009/04/14/9106181-sun.html

Pirates drama a sequel to 'Black Hawk Down' 
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/617941

World leaders miss the target
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Global_Economy/KD15Dj04.html


INFOS -
Une Québécoise tombe au combat
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2009/04/14/001-afghanistan-mort.shtml

L'oncle de Karine Blais dénonce la mission militaire en Afghanistan
http://info.branchez-vous.com/graphics/textecomplet.gif

L'avocat de Khadr de retour au bureau
http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/Ontario/2009/04/14/006-khadr-avocat_n.shtml

Troubles du langage en Chine?
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2009/04/13/001-diplomates-Chine-Burton-Day.shtml
Les députés invités à une projection de Polytechnique
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200904/14/01-846459-les-deputes-invites-a-une-projection-de-polytechnique.php

140 000 $ pour rénover le bureau de Fortier
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200904/13/01-846152-140-000-pour-renover-le-bureau-de-fortier.php

Les partisans des Tamouls toujours devant le Parlement
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200904/12/01-846022-les-partisans-des-tamouls-toujours-devant-le-parlement.php

Stockwell Day entame un voyage en Chine
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200904/12/01-845985-stockwell-day-entame-un-voyage-en-chine.php

Kenney: le programme de citoyenneté doit être axé sur les valeurs canadiennes
http://info.branchez-vous.com/graphics/textecomplet.gif

Ottawa continue de craindre les représailles américaines sur le bois d'oeuvre
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090414/N041464AU.html

Les entreprises canadiennes sont toujours moroses, selon la Banque du Canada
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090413/N041346AU.html

C.-B.: les partis entrent en campagne avec des positions inhabituelles
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090413/N041390AU.html


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==ANOTHER DIMENSION TO THE DIGEST==
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From: "John Brine"
Subject: You have received a YouTube video!

I have never heard anything like this. It is just stunning!

John

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lp0IWv8QZY


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From: "Garry R. Holland"
Subject: Fw: Stand by me
 
This is networking that even I can understand !!
Absolutely joyful.
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop..swf?clip_id=2539741

Indeed!
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Subject: Quantitative Easing - unwinding the magic
From: Robert Ede

Dear Ed,

I'm really intrigued by the Bank of Canada's new monetary tool - known, in the best central circles, as le Quantitative Easing (henceforth "QE").

It seems at certain times within the economic cycle, "new money" can be created by the Central powers that is backed by 1) the Sovereign Assets of the Canadian Crown and 2) the CDN Crown's unlimited Authority to tax the Assets, Goods, Services, Wealth, Gains and Incomes of its Subject/Citizens, but ... this QE "money"(huge gobs of it) is un-encumbered by the annual interest costs associated with money created the old-fashioned "20th Century way" - by issuing interest-bearing bonds as "security/collateral".

The no-interest aspect of this new money-creation process is wonderful because of the huge gobs "quantity" being created. Oh yes, just imagine the extra tax burden that would have been imposed upon us Subject/Citizens if we'd have been obligated to pay interest (even at these low rates) on that amount of additional money "as debt".

So this brings me to the intriguing part:

a) on the balance sheet of which government agency/ department/ crown corporation is the sum total of the "quantity of this easing" to be recorded, reported and accounted?

b) when the time comes to prudently remove some/all of the excess "quantity of money" from our monetary system and if these huge sums of QE "money" pay no interest (and earn no interest- we borrowed it from ourselves) ... will we pay off/retire/remove the QE "money" first ..... or shall we pay it off AFTER we retire some of the "20th Century money" that does bear interest?

c) if the Stewards of the Canadian Fisc were able to borrow-without-interest-from-ourselves just now, in the midst of a world-wide monetary and economic crisis - why didn't they do it before, when just Canada was experiencing fiscal/economic hardship?

Regards,
 
Stephen(dot)Leacock
c/oRobert Ede,

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From: Larry Kazdan
Subject: Letter to Editor re: Welcome to the globalization of politics, Tom  Ford, 13/04

Re:  Welcome to the globalization of politics, Tom Ford, 13/04
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/welcome-to-the-globalization-of-politics-42890947.html?viewAllComments=y
The G20's claim to be the "Global Steering Committee" has as much legitimacy as the Communist Party's pretense to be the vanguard of the proletariat.  Just as provincial leaders have been given no authority to run our country, national leaders have no mandate to run the world.  While the inclusion of more countries in the jump from the G8 to the G20 may be commendable, if we are really interested in promoting democracy, something our troops are supposedly fighting for in Afghanistan, Canada would support the Campaign for a Parliamentary Assembly at the United Nations (detailed at www.unpacampaign.org).  While this body would initially be consultative until it proved its worth, it could gradually accrue powers over time in the same way as did the European Union's Parliament that allows for direct citizen input.  Now if citizens had a vote at the United Nations - that would be the real globalization of politics. 
Larry Kazdan , Vice-President,
World Federalist Movement Canada – Vancouver Branch
Vancouver, B.C.

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From: Charles Tupper
Subject: ***CANADA IS A CORPORATION, NOT A COUNTRY!!!***


BELOW ::: YouTube links to Four 10-minute segments of a radio talk show interview on CFRB 1010 in Toronto early last December. Sadly there are only four segments posted, and thus ends abruptly. Nonetheless, worthwhile to have a listen.

I'm still trying to recover from the shock of this revelation, but it seems that our democracy was lost in 1931.  We are now living in a corporation called Canada Inc., not a country.  Further, our vote in an election doesn't really mean a thing and is just a sort of cerimonial act to keep us believing that we live in a democracy.  Can you say Ba-ha-ha-ha-ha like good little sheep?

Listen to the audio clips from the Richard Syrett program.  Talk about living in a dream.  Think about the immensity of this fraud that has been perpetrated on us and it has carried on for 78 years without hardly anyone having a clue!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 2:36 PM
Subject: Canada is a Myth - radio show expose'

Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T52_z7wGLz0

Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9tNLCocZJM

Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLR2bgGAb-s

Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qwdMSz1eu4

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From: "Paul Downie"
Subject: How To Decide Whom to Marry (written by kids)

You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.
-- Alan, age 10

No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with...
-- Kristen, age 10

WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED?
Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
-- Camille, age 10

HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?
You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.
-- Derrick, age 8

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON?
Both don't want any more kids.
-- Lori, age 8

WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?
Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough...
-- Lynnette, age 8 (isn't she a treasure?)

On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
-- Martin, age 10 (isn't he ready for the world of dating?)

WHAT WOULD YOU DO ON A FIRST DATE THAT WAS TURNING SOUR?
I'd run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns.
-- Craig, age 9

WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?
When they're rich.
-- Pam, age 7

The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that.
-- Curt, age 7

The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them... It's the right thing to do..
-- Howard, age 8

IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?
It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.
-- Anita, age 9 (bless you child)

HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN'T GET MARRIED?
There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?
-- Kelvin, age 8 (I like this kid)

And the #1 Favorite is .....

HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?
Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a truck.
-- Ricky, age 10 (He'll be married forever)
 
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